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Dena West (#47057753)
 member for 6 years, 8 months, 27 days
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Bio Photo I find entering bio's and photo's and such for my family members relaxing. Nothing like a good romp in a cemetery to top off my day.
I am currently recording Sherwood Cemetery in Sherwood, MI. I am also adding a little info about the people buried there when I can find it. I am finding my information from Death Certificates on,, and sometimes the census. I also have copies of the "History of Branch County" where I may find a little info on my people. I hope this helps someone with their research and in finding their lost family members. Thank you to everyone who is leaving tokens for these people. To my knowledge I am not realated to anyone in this cemetery, but I feel like they are my family now.

I think this says it all:
They say that life is fleeting,I know that this is true.I left this world so quickly, With no goodbye to you. I know how much you miss me, Your tears fall ever light. The pillow where you lay your head, Is wet with them at night. I know your heart is hurting, The words we left, unsaid. I love you's left unspoken Are spinning in your head.The strength that I have carried, That served to make you whole. Remains to make you stronger, Within your grieving soul. For you see, while you were weeping On the day I passed away, At the gravesite near the flowers Where my loved ones knelt to pray. An angel came to see me, She took me by the hand, She led me to a kingdom In a very distant land. As I look down from the heaven, And see you standing there Your heart so ever burdened With more weight than it can bear. I long to bring you comfort, I long to give you peace, I long to hold you closely, Cause all your tears to cease. The joy I've found in heaven Goes far beyond compare. The love that's so elusive, Can be found here everywhere. The light is softly shining. There's no storm clouds here or rain. There's no tear drops found in heaven. There's no suffering, there's no pain. You needn't be so troubled, Stay close to God and pray That someday we'll be together, One bright and glorious day. So my love, you shouldn't question My dear you need not cry I've gone to be with Jesus I really didn't die.
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E Johnson
Dena, Thanks for all the work you do to help people memorialize and remember loved ones! It is truly a blessing!

I virtually visited my grandma's memorial (Alice Mae Nixon Johnson, Vici, Oklahoma) and noticed that you posted a picture there--which is a lovely idea! I'm afraid, though, it isn't her, but one of her sisters. Here's the link to her page: .

Thanks for setting her page up. I live far away and never make it to Oklahoma, so it's great to have a "remembering spot" like this.
Added by E Johnson on Jun 29, 2015 8:17 PM
Sharon G
Perry Billman #41454261
Could you please link Perry Billman to his Parents Henry Billman 84981101 and Julian Billman 147596088 Thank you so much!
Added by Sharon G on Jun 08, 2015 10:14 AM
Audrey Brennan Florentine
Maria Lochard
The revision is ready, but I am unable to post anything to the site using the edit tab. An error/pending message appears. Is it a problem you can eliminate? Your help will be appreciated. Audrey
Added by Audrey Brennan Florentine on May 20, 2015 2:11 PM
Audrey Brennan Florentine
Maria Lochard
I posted a bio for Maria that is lacking in some critical info. Please don't post it. I'm putting together a revision.Sorry for the inconvenience. Audrey Florentine
Added by Audrey Brennan Florentine on May 16, 2015 7:13 PM
R. Wright
Harper et al updates
I really appreciate your updates to all these memorials. Best wishes, Richard
Added by R. Wright on Apr 10, 2015 11:14 AM
RE: greetings
Michelle`s page 31429525 townsend cemetery I have moved the one I would like removed to the very top of her photos please.

write me back please
take care,

Added by Peanut on Feb 22, 2015 1:08 PM
Dana you done some photos for me awhile ago... Michelle Lee Jones Howard Watts,

could you do me a favor and delete the one that has a photoupshot photo of the headstone they would call nowadays a Selfie. so I can place more pictures. pretty please.

write me back on my page and let me know.
take good care,
Added by Peanut on Feb 18, 2015 11:09 AM
Ruth Watkins (Pew) Jaynes
Thomas and Grace Oster
Just an afterthought. It would certainly be easier for me if you could upload the tombstone photos to my entries and then delete your entries. I'd actually prefer that more.

But whatever is easiest for you. I am sorry about the inconvenience.

Again, thank you.
Added by Ruth Watkins (Pew) Jaynes on Feb 16, 2015 1:17 PM
Ruth Watkins (Pew) Jaynes
Thomas and Grace Oster
Hi Dena,

Thank you for entering these graves. By mistake, I have duplicated them. I would like to correct, update, and manage these two graves. I think it would be easier for me to do if I managed them. Would you be willing to transfer them to me for me to manage?

I am sorry I duplicated your work. The obits did not mention where they were buried, and I assumed Battle Creek, Calhoun County. I check in Calhoun County for them on Find A Grave before I posted them but not state wide. Sorry about the confusion.

Many thanks.
Added by Ruth Watkins (Pew) Jaynes on Feb 16, 2015 9:28 AM
Audrey Brennan Florentine
Maria A. Lochard
Dena...many thanks for all your Sherwood Cemetery postings. Would it be possible to add a bio I would like to write for Maria? I have a considerable amount of info regarding her parentage. Audrey Brennan Florentine
Added by Audrey Brennan Florentine on Feb 05, 2015 9:50 AM
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